Lake McConaughy Boating

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Lake McConaughy Boating When fishing such a big lake, a boat is almost a must. And, a couple of points merit consideration when using a boat on Big Mac, whether for fishing, skiing, or other kinds of fun. First of all, as the irrigation season progresses, water levels will drop and some boat ramps will not reach the water. The longest public ramps at Martin Bay, Cedar Vue, Otter Creek, and near the area headquarters at the south end of the dam, can get rather busy, so allow extra time for launching and removing.

Boaters should also keep the weather in mind, particularly the wind. A strong wind can make Big Mac too rough for comfort or safety, so boaters should be ready and able to head ashore if the breeze gets too strong or if clouds signal an approaching storm.

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McConaughy Camping and Public Use

Martin Bay Probably the most popular area at Lake McConaughy, Martin Bay appeals particularly to anglers, pleasure boaters, water skiers, and sailing enthusiasts. Typical of Lake Mac'

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Year Round Fishing

Fishing has always been the primary drawing card at Lake Mac, with its cool, clear, deep waters. Game fish vary from the sporty rainbow trout to the every-day channel catfish. Prized most highly by the local angler is the walleye, and Nebraska's current state record of 16-lbs., 2

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McConaughy's Winter Activities

Winter sees ice boaters on the lake, and skaters and skiers and backpackers. so its role as a recreation area is pretty much year-round. In fact, this and other southwest reservoirs now commonly have anglers when the first snow flies, with white bass still hitting well in November.

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Things to do Boating near , NE

Red Willow Boating

Near the concession and Kiwanis Point, there are two boat ramps, mooring docks, designated swimming beach, fish cleaning stat...